Job Posting: Recovery Closeout and Infrastructure Branch Chief

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Recovery Closeout and Infrastructure Branch Chief

$10,169.00 - $11,541.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/5/2023

Job Description and Duties

This is a re-advertisement. If you previously applied, your application is still on file and you do not need to reapply.

Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career? Join the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and be part of an organization that serves as a leader in emergency management and homeland security through dedicated service to all. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.

From wildfires to pandemics, the State of California is experiencing an unprecedented number of emergencies. If you are looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of vulnerable Californians, consider joining the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). This organization, guided by the goals of resilience, sustainability, climate adaptation, and equity, serves as a trusted leader in emergency management and has come to be depended on by communities throughout California. To expand our capabilities, we are looking for collaborative individuals devoted to developing innovative solutions that empower the residents of our state.

The Recovery Closeout and Infrastructure Branch Chief oversees the Public Assistance Division and the Closeout and Debris Division. This Branch manages grant documentation in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, procedures, and policies. This Branch provides reimbursement-related technical assistance to subrecipients, coordinates with FEMA and California Department of Finance (DOF) regarding state and federal financial, programmatic, and administrative requirements, including program analysis and reporting, and collaborates with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partners to conduct Applicants’ Briefings to ensure that all required documentation has been provided by subrecipients to support costs claimed.

The Branch Chief is responsible for the management, and organization of staff and resources. The Assistant Director of Recovery Operations will provide objectives and direction for the Branch Chief to delegate to the correct divisions and units. The Branch Chief will work within various programs including, but not limited to: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Public Assistance (PA) Disaster Grant, California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA), Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG), Pre-Disaster Mitigation program (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and other disaster and non-disaster programs.

To learn more about the mission of Cal OES Recovery and see how we support communities in need, you can watch the videos below from the Cal OES YouTube channel:

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Please see attached Duty Statement.

This position is located in Mather. Some teleworking days are allowed, however the majority of this position’s schedule will be in person. The ability to telework may be impacted by disaster and/or emergency events that may require full-time in person attendance. Employees are expected to be able to report to their worksite with minimal notification if an urgent need arises.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Recovery Closeout and Infrastructure Branch Chief
$10,169.00 - $11,541.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by hiring and retaining individuals from a variety of backgrounds and personal experiences. Our employees are empowered with the tools and resources necessary to meet our mission, while continuing to expand equity and inclusion efforts at all levels of the organization. We are committed to the spirit and work required to ensure the safety and resilience of every community in California.

The Recovery Section is responsible for managing disaster recovery and providing assistance to local governments, special districts, certain nonprofit organizations, individuals, businesses and agricultural communities impacted by disasters. The Recovery Section ensures state and federal support are provided in an efficient and timely manner throughout the recovery process.

More information regarding the specific directorate may be found here: Recovery Directorate | California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

In the event of an emergency, employees may be contacted and requested to report to work in the event of an emergency. This contact may be outside of your normal working hours (evenings/nights, weekends, and holidays). This service may require irregular work hours, work locations other than the official duty location, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and you may be required to relocate to emergency sites.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

Conflict of Interest

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

DMV Pull Program

The position(s) require(s) a valid Drivers License (DL). You must answer the questions addressing your DL on your application. Ensure you provide your DL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

How to apply: To have your application considered for this job opportunity, please indicate the JC #386823 and Position #163-530-6317-001 in the "EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING" section on the State Application, STD. 678. Please identify how you are eligible (list, transfer, reinstatement, etc.). You must list your most current employment history first in the "EMPLOYMENT HISTORY" section on the State Application providing the "From" and "To" dates with the month, day and year, the "Hours Per Week" that you worked and the Total Worked (Years/Months). You must complete the "DUTIES PERFORMED" on the State Application (do not note "see attached resume" in this section). SROA and Surplus are encouraged to apply and must submit a copy of their letter.

NOTE: Incomplete applications received may not be considered. Resumes are welcomed but do not take the place of the completed State Application STD 678. Please note, applications received via fax or email will NOT be accepted. If you would like confirmation of receipt, please send certified mail. Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. If using education to qualify please submit a copy of your transcripts. If selected official transcripts will be required.

**A candidate pool may be established for subsequent vacancies.**

**All hires may be subject to a criminal background check.**

**We encourage applicants to apply electronically.**

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 10/5/2023

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Attn: HR Unit
Human Resources Recruitment
10370 Peter A McCuen Boulevard
Mather, CA 95655

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
HR Unit
Human Resources Recruitment
10370 Peter A McCuen Boulevard
Mather, CA 95655
Please drop off at HR Window; Second Floor. This excludes holidays and weekends.
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Please refer to the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) section at the bottom of this job bulletin for the filing instructions and the SOQ Questions. Applications submitted without the SOQ may not be considered.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Demonstrate willingness to assume the most complex duties and adapt to changing priorities

  • Have excellent communication and interactive skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to make clear and concise decisions

  • Possess excellent management and leadership skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to delegate and empower

  • Demonstrate the ability to be accountable and reliable

  • Use creativity and innovation to resolve issues

  • Have experience in representing the program/unit/department at various meetings/conferences/briefings and making presentations and speeches on various aspects of a program

  • Be proficient in the use of various computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications and be willing to learn new technological tools and to incorporate them in daily tasks

  • Possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present information and express ideas in a clear, confident, and convincing manner

  • Have experience in business processes development/documentation

  • Have experience in providing reports and data analysis

  • Demonstrate ability to follow directions, protocols, and procedures

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a multi-disciplined team environment

  • Perform both independently and in a cooperative team environment

  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills


Cal OES offers FREE PARKING and is conveniently located near many local eateries, financial institutions, and the Light Rail Station.

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
(916) 845-8881

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 845-8527
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

All applicants must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager’s review. Failure to include an SOQ will disqualify an applicant from consideration. Your SOQ will determine your qualifications for this position. If your qualifications are competitive, you will proceed to the hiring interview.

A resume in lieu of the SOQ responses WILL disqualify an applicant from consideration. A standard or generic SOQ MAY disqualify an applicant from consideration.

Please review the Duty Statement and the Desirable Qualifications for the Program Manager III.

The SOQ should specifically outline how you meet any or all of the desirable qualifications outlined in the Job Posting and Duty Statement.

The SOQ should be no more than one page, single-spaced in 12-point Arial font.


Describe your education, experience, skills, and training that meet minimum and desirable qualifications for this position.

Please discuss your reason(s) to join the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Recovery Directorate.

Examination Information

To obtain list eligibility please click on the link below

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail